Note: for today’s music article, we’ve changed the feature name to try and see if it’ll be less vague and bring in more readers. Consider it an experiment.

If any game series exemplifies the use of a larger-than-life orchestral soundtrack, it’s God of War. Although most players remember its signature theme most fondly, there are a lot of other great compositions for the series as well, and the upcoming prequel God of War: Ascension would be remiss not to continue this trend.

Admittedly, we can’t find the exact title for today’s track, but we’ll call it “Cyclops of the Garite” due to its name on Youtube. In this piece, there’s heavy use of low, tribal-like drums and a choir of both male and female vocals. It really does sound barbaric and primal, which all the best considering, from the title, that it will accompany a battle with a hulking, primitively brutal cyclops. Listen to the track below and let us know what you think!

The track was composed by series newcomer Tyler Bates, who has also composed the soundtracks for games such as Transformers: War For Cybertron, Army of Two: The 40th Day and Watchmen: The End Is Nigh. You can check out his site here.


Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@onlysp.escapistmagazine.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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  1. Nice

  2. Weak and derivative. Bring back Gerard Morino and Mike Reagan. Bates sucks!

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